A Fashion District Perch In The Hudson On King At Spadina

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For those who love to live modern, you’ll always be mise-en-scene in this crisply styled, indulgently pampered, contemporary urban residence. Well-situated in the epicentre of the Fashion District neighbourhood – just steps from the action yet removed just enough from the fray – this pet-friendly condominium offers the very best in urban living.

Welcome to The Hudson at 438 King Street West, Suite 1218!

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Located in the central west quadrant of the city centre, 438 King Street West is a quick streetcar ride east to the financial core or north to the University of Toronto, and a short stroll to hip King and Queen West Neighbourhoods. In proximity to the Theatre District, Scotiabank Cinema, Harbourfront, and the Rogers Centre, and around the corner from some of the City’s finest restaurants (including Steve’s favourite – the beloved Le Select Bistro on Wellington West), this truly is living in the centre of it all! The neighbourhood has a 90+ Walk Score, and nearby Adelaide and Wellington are both bicycle-friendly streets! For car-owners who frequently fly out of Pearson or head out of town on the weekends, you’ll love the speedy access to the Gardiner Expressway via the Spadina Avenue onramp.

Looking for a night out with friends? It’s easy-peasey with the vast selection of eateries and hip clubs of this King West neighbourhood. Are you a member of The Spoke Club? Do you love wine-tasting at Gusto101 on Portland? These are just two of our many favourite amazing destinations, which also include Sadie’s Diner, Zoe’s Cafe, Buca, Jimmy’s Coffee, Marben, 416 Snack Bar, Bar Chef for cocktails and The Burger’s Priest. Staying in? On the ground floor is Fresh and Wild, an organic grocery store full of healthy eats! Wander King and Queen West for a superb selection of purveyors including the organic butcher, Forno Cultura Bakery, the LCBO (right across the street), Starbucks (a few doors east) and Loblaws. Virtually everything you need is just a short stroll away, right down to a Zip Car location across the street and a soon-to-be open concept hair salon / spa in one of the building’s street level retail spaces!

The Hudson is an Art Deco-style upscale condominium tower perched on the north east corner of Spadina and King Street West. It was developed by Great Gulf Homes – completed in 2007 – and it’s 23 storeys house a total of 280 suites. The suites range in size from 509 square feet to 2,181 square feet, and feature Glukstein-designed interiors with classic finishes, 9-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. There are a host of upscale building amenities in Club Hudson. Residents have exclusive access to a fitness centre, a formal dining room, a Cecconi Simone designed party lounge, an outdoor terrace, a media room, and a billiards room. The building offers 17 visitor parking spaces, a 24-hour concierge (the staff are wonderful!), and an impressive stylish lobby that feels like a boutique hotel!

Efficient use of space is an admirable feat, and this one-bedroom suite graciously accomplishes that with its thoughtful, well-proportioned space plan. This unit is all about natural light, which you are acutely aware of immediately when you cross the threshold. Oversized north facing windows usher the light in, and also offer an urban cityscape vista of the vintage WTF building on Spadina with its classical architectural elements.

Dark honey wood plank floors expand through the suite, welcoming you with a warm, rich palette. Just off the foyer, you’ll find the 4-piece washroom, outfitted with luxe marble, from the floor to the vanity to the shower tile. Entertainers will appreciate their guests won’t have to travel through the bedroom to use the washroom! Directly adjacent is an ample storage closet and, around the corner, a convenient door contains the stacked ensuite laundry. Everything in this suite is conveniently tucked away, creating a contemporary, minimalist look and clean lines, without compromising on all the essentials!

Continuing into the suite, the sleek U-shaped kitchen opens on your left, boasting ample preparation space plenty of storage. The light hues in the granite countertops compliment the white custom cabinetry and sleek hardware. The modern frosted glass doors on one of the upper cabinets, effectively breaks up the white palette, and ensures visual interest. Note there’s a very cool under counter lighting set that one can change to different colours, creating a sleek urban feel. And any buyer will love the high-end stainless steel appliances, the luxe recently-installed faucet, and the long breakfast bar that accommodates four stools, which are included in the purchase!

The open plan entertainment space has terrific proportions, expansive views through the floor-to-ceiling windows, and a walk-out to a balcony complete with an electric barbecue which is also included with the unit. On the west wall, a custom wood cabinet with stainless steel accents offers additional storage space behind sliding doors, some clever open shelving to showcase your favourite possessions, and a long low shelf for your art, media equipment, as well as space to feature your art.

Tucked away to the right is the Master Bedroom – behind a sliding barn door – which possesses a comfortable, cozy quality, while offering ample storage space! It features a generous double closet, and more north-facing floor-to-ceiling windows that give the adjacent balcony a solarium-like quality. However the focal point is the dark wood built-in cabinets that simultaneously frame the bed like a headboard, the luxe wallpaper and a Gus stainless steel light fixture which is part of the sale. Stunning!

This on-point pad is crisp and contemporary, which, combined with the understated luxe finishes, give it a true designer aesthetic! And the cherry on top of this sweet suite? It comes with an underground parking space and a separately deeded locker! As far as urban spaces go, this ‘feels like a Model Suite’ in The Hudson scores high for both needs and wants, with a thoughtful layout and prime location to boot!

For the buyer who’s seeking a steps-to-the-action condominium in the heart of the city – in an area which is still growing into a world class destination – this is a dynamite opportunity offering!

Could it be the perfect pad for you?

Wanna know more? Contact steve@urbaneer.com for more information.

Want to learn more about the King West Neighbourhood? Check out our King West Neighborhood Page, including our flavour videos, the city census data on the areas, plus several past blogs on area amenities! Or view our other Neighbourhood Pages! We love Toronto’s diversity!